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Siren no Orakio
September 3, 2015
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Direct Neural Programming Psychosis    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

Direct Neural Programming had been the dream of many education "reformists" and technocrats. The perfect way to teach skills, divorced almost completely from the requirement that human teach human. One single avatar of a skill could be used to propagate that skill until it became obsolete. Billions were poured into its development and marketing, thirsted for by corporations, the military, and politicians, each group wanting the surface and the sinister. But it was not to be.

Scrasamax
March 5, 2014
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Arcanotech    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

What is arcanotech? It's breaking the laws of physics for fun and profit.

Moonlake
June 2, 2013
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The Dragon And Its Nine Offsprings    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

A mythical tale in wide circulation within the Dragon Empire about the Dragon, one of the First, and its Nine Off-springs

MoonHunter
November 30, 2006
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Encyclopedia Kerrenica    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

While someday this will be available in the twenty three GIP soft leather bound volume set, this abbreviated version is here for your viewing

MoonHunter
November 30, 2006
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Sagas of Kerren    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

Sagas are the “oral tradition” of Kerren. Sure they are written down, but they tell stories of The Days of the Ships, of Onterio, of Earlier Days. In addition to history, they are used to teach moral lessons and Preserver Ideals to the younger generations. Though the Sagas, one learns to of Kerren and how to be Kerrenese.

Scrasamax
August 23, 2006
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The Sidereal Calendar    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

A composite calendar devised by magi based on the movement of the stars rather than the movement of the moon or the sun.

ephemeralstability
November 11, 2005
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Ars Dracopodemiae    Systems  (Knowledge/Lore)   (Specific)

A transcription, beyng the seminal introduction by Mr S J Ponsuler to the theory and praxis of Dracapodemy, the studie of Dragons’ migration patterns. This tome ys to be founde in the librarie of Anserne University, alonge with many years of copies of the Dracapodemyst’s Almanac not to mention verious othere tomes on the subjecte.

(Another submission I’m transferring over to the main site from the fora).

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Man-Eating Grapes!

       By: Murometz

A wild species, vinus homophagus, more akin to sea-grape rather than the terrestrial variety, is not a monster despite its fanciful name. The grapes, a deep purple color when in bloom, and oozing dewdrops of perspiration, like the most prized and delectable of drinking wine grapes, do however deserve their moniker. Wine made from this fruit, is deadly to most humanoids, as is the raw berry, if plucked and eaten from the vine. It is the unnatural chemical concoction found within the fruit’s tart skin, which gives the man-eating grape its name. The chemical stew found inside each berry, functions as a necrotic agent, the same as found in some species of venomous snakes. The grapes literally eat the victim from the inside out, via cell death, dissolving organs and flesh in quick succession.

The tribes of Pra-Oohk Crater, from the jungles of Ghlush are known to sell the fermented “wine” of this grape to merchants of distant lands. Sadly, the taste of the concoction is divine when first quaffed, and even worse, the man-eating grape wine will never detect as poisonous via mundane means, its horrid natures somehow masking all attempts. Luckily the man-eating grapes are extremely rare, and endemic to humid jungles.

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